Home Motorcycle 36-year-old Monroe man in fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 78 Wednesday morning – Your Local News

36-year-old Monroe man in fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 78 Wednesday morning – Your Local News

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His relatives have been notified

UPDATE:

Georgia State Patrol Post 46 SFC Commander JM “Buck” Buchanan, Jr. identified the motorcyclist who died Wednesday on Highway 78 as Weyman Smith, 36, of Monroe. His relatives have been notified.

“On 01/06/2022 at approximately 0801 hours, TFC Jeffery and Tpr. Anderson responded to a request from the Walton County Sheriff’s Department to investigate a fatal accident, involving two vehicles, on the GA 10 Freeway and Cown Road. A motorcycle was determined to be traveling west on GA Highway 10 when a GMC Canyon turned left from GA Highway 10 East heading north on Cown Road,” said Buchanan: “The GMC pulled into the path of the bike and was struck on the right side with the front of the bike. The GMC rolled over onto the driver’s side after the impact.

Buchanan said the motorcyclist died at the scene and the GMC driver was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center. He said SCRTE’s GSP TFC Cave responded to the scene to help with the investigation.

INITIAL HISTORY

WALTON COUNTY, GA (June 1, 2022) – The Walton County Sheriff’s Office advised just before 8:30 a.m. that Highway 78 at Cown Road was blocked due to a motorcycle accident.

Walton County firefighters are on the scene. This is a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a van. The motorcyclist did not survive. The driver of the van was slightly injured but had to be extricated. Highway 78 westbound is closed.

Avoid the area!